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will outspend us in this election but we can't allow them to outwork us. we will re-elect president obama. are you ready? [ applause ] we must engage in the political system but that isn't enough. to help students succeed in these challenging times, we must also harness the strength of our association to take charge of the teaching profession. we need to support our members to define what good teaching looks like so others can't reduce good teaching to standardized tests. we must have a real say, a real say, in how educators are prepared, trained and evaluated. we are all leaders in our union and in our profession. we know how to bargain for a contract, how to mobilize our members for an election, how to advocate for legislation and obviously we need to keep doing all of those things with the attacks that are coming, we must do it and do it well. but my question to you is this. are we willing to assert our leadership and take responsibility for our professions? the demands of our work are changing as our students change and as the world around us is changing too fast, it is time for us to
by those who are loaning us money will erode. we won't be able to control that time, but one thing we know is that when it comes, it will come quickly. it's a scary thought. we see greece. we see europe. you saw this week spain and italy. and you see a problem of debt, de-leveraging, for which they have no answer, and then we see what happened this week in terms of the security of the united states in terms of our own finances, and what you realize is that we're the best looking horse in the glue factory. [ laughter ] we're the only rosebud that isn't starting to wilt. and so our -- the comfort that we've experiencing today is really based on a relative comfort based on how the world is viewed everywhere else but here. europe's troubles will give us a reprieve, but they won't solve our problems. that's why leadership is so important, and -- and let me step aside for a minute. all the republican candidates in the primary i knew. i knew them well, from newt gingrich, to ron paul, to tim pawlenty, to rick santorum, and as a conservative i endorsed mitt romney. and as a physician i want to tel
one of the real stalwarts in the u.s. senate. i'm honored to be here, senator tom coburn is the person i'm privileged to introduce. he and his wife carolyn have a great history in oklahoma for all of the accomplishments in their lives. of course one of the greatest would be their three children and six grandchildren. outside of that, mr. coburn and his wife are both graduates of oklahoma state university and i'm sure along with t. boone pickens they want to see a national championship come their way. senator coburn has a track record of a lot of wins in other areas. these wins would be found with his family, faith, business, formerly he was in the u.s. house, then the senate, and as a medical doctor. he's a man of integrity. people know that he is a man of his word, when he says he's going to do something, he does it. when he pledged he was going to be in the house for six years he lived up to that term limits pledge and i think he was the only republican to ever hold the seat up 'til that time in the previously democratic second district of oklahoma and then he was elected as we know
in this country and strongly supports joining the law of the sea. marvin was unable to join us today, but he has submitted testimony for the record. in his full testimony, we place in the record as if right here in full. a short excerpt. if the united states were to become a party to the convention, it could participate in the internationally recognized process for claiming extended continental shelf and the rights over oil and gas which would provide legal certainty for accessing and developing those energy resources. without this clear claim, our company would not find investment conditions favorable. finally, we turn to manufacturing. as many of you know, rare earth minerals are critical to a large part of modern manufacturing. rare earth minerals are an essential component of communication systems and defense control systems and missile defense control technology and other weapons systems. it includes the breath of their scope of rare either mineral use and it's in electronics and in computers and cell phones and all of the advanced weapons systems, some of which i named. today, my friends,
is viewed everywhere else but here. europe's troubles will give us a reprieve, but they won't solve our problems. that's why leadership is so important, and -- and let me step aside for a minute. all the republican candidates in the primary i knew. i knew them well, from newt gingrich, to ron paul, to tim pawlenty, to rick santorum, and as a conservative i endorsed mitt romney. and as a physician i want to tell you why. the problem in our country isn't that we don't have solutions. the problem in our country is that we don't have leadership, bold leadership that will teach and taught to the american public as adults and then lead on those principles, and if you go look at the life of mitt romney, at every juncture, at every intersection, at every challenge in his life and in his professional career he has demonstrated the qualities of leadership that i want for my children and grandchildren. [ applause ] and i would just have you contrast that with what we have today in the white house. the other thing i would have you think about in terms of the problems in front of us is the contrast
of communications technology that the target was using that whether by wire, cable, or satellite transmission. the result was a carve out from the court approval for surveillances that targeted communications made from overseas locations. with the change in technology over the intervening years since 1978, that carve out has started to break down and the government found itself expending significant manpower generating applications for surveillances against persons outside the united states. as a result the government was unnecessarily expanding resources and increasingly forced to make tough choices regarding surveillance of targets. to the enduring credit, they recognized that this was untenable in a post-9/11 world and after a year of careful consideration, it passed the faa. first it authorized the fisa court to improve categories of non-u.s. persons intelligence targets overseas without providing the government to provide an individualized application that brought the operation of pfizer back in line with the original intent. second it established a system of oversight by the fisa court
inside. it was -- imagine, it was such a tense situation for all of us. our life was at risk, but what women did, we decided that we are going to continue to stay in the jerga because it was for three three days. we took the risk and we didn't know what was going to happen next, the second day, the third day and we had to actually face the challenge of actually fighting with our families. >> i was going say -- >> because my mother was telling me, don't go, you are going to kill yourself. don't go, but i think peace is so important for all of us, but we are contributing in afghanistan. we are already working very hard and, yes, we are risking our lives and we are proud of what we are doing. thank you very much. >> and you've also been able to get women into these major conferences, too. >> right. >> is it hard for them when they go back home from these conferences? are families proud or is there some retribution? do they get criticized when they go back? >> at first from family to family in afghanistan because culturally i always use the word diverse -- we are so much diverse.
is probably correct. what will eventually happen is u.s. companies will be forced to partner with other nations who have acceded to the treaty the 161 i believe that were mentioned earlier to find opportunities around the globe because they cannot find certainty or protect their own interests through u.s. law, thought u.s. practice, and so, we find they're teaming up with the russians and with the chinese and others or their preference would be to take the lead and to go alone or to find others as their junior partners in assessing and managing this risk. >> my definition of these partnerships, we already divide up the profits, leaving aside the royalties in the sixth year. >> well, that's right, and plus, you're at the behest of others in looking for those partners. we have, i might say, the best companies in the world, the most technologically advanced. we are on the cutting edge of the abilities to go out in the deep waters and produce these energy resources. wide open risk without any limitation is a clear detriment, and as you've heard those people making the decisions in the board
assistance and no u.s. dollars and there were global fund dollars available for hiv and the prospects of her living and what she's doing now in her community because those dollars are at work there in her community are tremendous. there are 5.5 million people approximately in the world in low and middle income countries that receive hiv treatment and are on retrovirals because of foreign assistance programs funded by the united states and by other donor countries and especially the global fund. when we asked the question getting back to the title of the panel, to aid or not to aid. do i think we have to aid? yes, i think we have to aid. it is in the best interest as a country and it is our right and our responsibility as one of the world's global leaders. is it -- could it be more effective? absolutely. should we fund more? i think so, but right now we're living in a time in history where the world is changing more than ever before and millions of people still live in extreme poverty. we know that extreme poverty and social and economic conditions breed fear, hopelessness and terror, frankly
think, i'm not sure why we do that but it is continual. my husband actually works at u.s. aid and he's constantly battling with all the people in the bureaus that are actually responsible for some of the different programatic areas, the different sectors, agriculture, food security and health, whathave you, because they always want to vastly sort of inflate the likely achievements of their programs and i don't know why we do that except for perhaps it's because we want to persuade congress that we're worth investing in. i'm not sure. but i think one of our problems is that we are not realistic about what we can actually hope to achieve with our money. >> can i actually, because i'm a recovering political speech writer, i do have a very strong perspective on why we do that. for those of us who come into the world and do this work and want to make the world a better place, we all do need a personal source of optimism to continue to get up in the morning and work on these terrible things so we're sort of sometimes guilty of externalizing our own optimism and in this work where we don't
. kabul was quiet because the government who are hosting 1600 out of which 347 were women. a group of us got together in one car because only that car had access to the tent due to so much security. we have to be very careful to look after them as much as possible. we were going to meet the men coming from conventions where they don't sit with women at the same platform. finally we reached the place and we had to go to the check points of the security. the president is pardon ming. president karzai is coming. finally they stopped it and after the official integration and it was in the middle of the speech that they are hit and these rockets, they hit far behind the tent, but one rocket was just behind the tent. >> were these all at once? >> one after the other. >> how long was in between? >> a second? a second. i just got this information from my colleague saying a suicide attacker was outside the gate trying to get inside. it was such a tense situation for all of us. our life was at risk. but what did the women do? we would continue our state. they were for three days. we took the risk.
of regressions based on efficiency improvements and the surprising thing to us, which also gave us more robust numbers an the eia has but surprisingly we have understated the degree to which efficiency gains have been growing. we have i think down more significantly robust view of canadian production than the eia has, and that's partly based on new revisions from canadian producers and the canadian government, and we have an uptick actually in alaskan production, so i think the major differences are found in the deepwater and our judgments about efficiency improvements in tapping new technology into a very robust resource base. >> so what i hear is essentially it's a series of microanalyses of different opportunities rather than different macro assumptions about the investment environment and so on. let me ask something about timing, because adam, when i said your scenario doesn't have a north american independence case by 2020, i picked 2020 on purpose. right, if i look at the charts you had up there, you got to that point by 2035, and ed, you have it happening sometime between 2015 and 2020.
was general keith alexander who runs the national security agency under u.s. cyber command. sanger goes on to say that general alexander is one of the quote most important figures in washington that no one ever heard of. i guess that's not true anymore judging from this room. he also says that in rare moments when he talks in politics, general alexander is pretty soft spoken about america's vulnerability to such attacks. but said one senator in a classified setting like the one the other day, it's very different. i don't know what that means exactly what about what to expect from our speaker today, i do know we could not have a better speaker to address this subject. general alexander enrolled in the u.s. military academy in the class of 1974. it was a maybe the first post vietnam class of members of that class actually were joining an constitution whose future was very much in doubt. they may joke sometimes about themselves. but general david petraeus is one of the distinguished graduates of that class has said they also called themselves class of 74 pride of the corp. that class has p
fiber optic submarine cables are the lifeblood of u.s. carriers' global business and the digital trade route of the 21st century. aside from the land-based connections with canada and mexico, more than 95% of international communications traffic travels over 38 submarine cables, each roughly the diameter of a garden hose. without these cables, current satellite capacity could carry only 7% of the total u.s. international traffic. any disruption to the global submarine network could have a significant effect on the flow of digital information around the world as well as an impact on the world economy. as one official from the federal reserve noted in referring to submarine cable networks, when communications networks go down, the financial sector does not grind to a halt. it snaps to a halt. there must be an appropriate legal framework based upon global cooperation and the rule of law that protects submarine cables. the convention provides this necessary framework in ten provisions applicable to submarine cables. these provisions go beyond existing international law to provide a c
with us. but after we got on the walk, it just got easier. it didn't even feel -- there was no pain. we just kept walking, and walking and talking and organizing and feeling this sense of love and unity. we slept together on cots in a church, and because there was no hotel back in the day when dr. king did it. there was no hotel, so we real -- like reverend sharpton, we're really going to do it just like they did it? there's no shuttle service and hotel, and he's like no, we're really going to sleep on a cot in a church and it was great because i got to connect with people from ohio and wisconsin and other places that i would never have met, and we would never have had our guards down enough to talk to one another and be real. so on this walk we kept pushing one another along saying i know you're tired, but we can continue to do that, and i think that that is my closing message for all of you today. we've got to not only be activists, but we've got to the love each other more. we've got to put our petty differences aside, look one another in the eye and say i love you regardless of the
sprang into action and often working behind the scenes, he used secretary chase and various members of congress to conduct a radical overhaul of the nation's financial system. the federal government issued some $450 million in fiat money, known as greenbacks for the distinctive green ink on the reverse side and it designated greenbacks and treasury notes as legal tender. now, fiat money means currency backed only by the full faith and credit of the government issuing it. so using greenbacks as legal tender meant that the u.s. had decided to go off the bimetallic standard. but lincoln never intended a permanent departure. greenbacks koucounted as part o the federal debt. and like other government borrowing, applied a future foundation. and we did, in fact, return to a gold standard in 1873 which later gave rise to william jennings brian's famous cross of gold speech. but that's history for another day. so government borrowing practices during the civil war had a far more substantial effect on public finance. and both of the time, and consequently, the tax policy. the revenue effect w
might you and the mayor use your cities and highlighting your cities and the urban renaissance of those cities in the partisan events to actually make those issues maybe even less partisan. is that possible? >> yes. i do think it's possible to make them less partisan. historically they had been less partisan. one of the folks i most admire on transportation is the secretary of transportation, lay la hood who is a republican. he talks a lot about the way these infrastructure investments pay off. they pay off in direct jobs in terms of getting construction workers and emergencies and architects and others employed from a jobs perspective. when you look at the ability of cities to manage congestion and air quality, but also to create more nobility choices for people, it's important. charlotte is growing by 30,000 new people every year net. >> 2/3 of the people in the county are from elsewhere? is that financial services or why? >> the largest employer in charlotte is carolina's health care system. health care is an increasingly large part of the economy and then we have energy com
and they're there and you see them in the bars. >> so take us behind the scenes a little bit. you mentioned the advisers millying about. and that's really amazing. like in the past campaign karl rove will drop into the center. tell us about that. >> early in the campaign in november or december, when a lot of it is in iowa, folks in iowa -- there is essentially one hotel in iowa that everyone stays at. >> the marriott? >> the marriott. it was one of the big faith and family events had been that saturday in the early afternoon. i was essentially the only one at the bar and newt gingrich comes and sits next to me. >> at a bar stool? >> this was still at the end of the bar. they lost to michigan state in overtime last night. i watched the fourth quarter with newt because he sort of came, basically did the same thing i did. he went to this event. he finished up schmoozing with whoever he needed to schmooze with and he came to the bar to have a drink at the end of the night. the only other person there was a reporter. so we chatted. we both went to the same college. we talked about that. more th
and give access for both of us to reach the school and doctors for our children. in our part of the world, women have been active since the beginning of the last century. a driving change, because they were not ashamed to care for others, and they were not afraid of giving without taking in return. in arabic we have a saying. women are very strong. when they say they will do something, they will do it, in spite of all the obstacles. if you think this is important in daily life, consider how important it is in negotiations. in issues of life and death, war and peace. we are remarkable communicators. we listen to people, consult, empathize, understand different points of view. that's why we can build relationships. when i see a boy walking to school, i pick him up in my car and give him a lift. it doesn't matter to me whose child this is. he is part of a community and i care about him. only with this mentality can negotiations be accepted by the people whose future they will affect. that's the key that's often missing. women make a difference. not just at the negotiating table but also afte
, if my arm is wounded and if my arm is diseased i don't cut off my arm. put us at the table and in three days there will be a difference, and that's something that we have a very hard time understanding and imagining. please, sir. >> thank you. i'm from bangladesh in the program. one of the changes that happened to me after coming to the school and started asking all kinds of difficult questions. so i seek your indulgence -- [ indiscernible ] the first time i heard it when you used it today after a long many years. this is the town all around so all of a sudden i came to see that town and hardly around us. so i would like to see why the evolution of this term, freedom fighter, how it's transformed and what made it in the freedom fighter and why she is a freedom fighter and yet taliban and hamas and palestine are not. and they stated very differently. how do you use a term like freedom fighter which is so positi positive. and then you talk about other groups as terrorists. >> yes. >> is that in short? >> my understanding issy call someone freedom fighter who is fighting for something or w
no business being used to calculate benefits for those who need s.n.a.p. assistance. i find this to be an egregious abuse of taxpayer dollars and encourage my colleagues to support this amendment and put an end to the practice. mr. chairman, before i yield back, i ask that a support letter from the organization, save our society from drugs, be entered in. the letter is at the clerk's table. >> no objection. the letter will be entered into the record. does anyone seek opposition on amendment number one. seeing no other requests for recognition. i support my colleague's dedication effort and suspect and would hope the committee will strongly support your efforts. with that, i yield back. any other requests for recognition? seeing none. you may get the gold star for amendments. all those in favor of amendment number one by the gentle lady, mrs. schmidt, will signify so by saying aye. >> aye. >> all those opposed signified by saying no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do indeed have it. amendment number one is adopted. the chair now recognizes th
a past war against each other, but our shared future will continue to make the u.s. and the uk the lands of the free and the home of the brave for centuries to come. >> now, if you would all rise for the morgan university choir and the u.s. navy band and our national anthem. ♪ o say, can you see by the dawn's early light ♪ ♪ what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? ♪ ♪ whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight ♪ ♪ o'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? ♪ ♪ and the rockets' red glare the bombs bursting in air ♪ ♪ gave proof through the night that our flag was still there ♪ ♪ oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave ♪ ♪ o'er the land of the free ♪ ♪ and the home of the brave ♪ >>> now, ladies and gentlemen the president of the united states. >> it's my great pleasure to join you in commemorating the 200th anniversary of the war of 1812. this is an important anniversary for the united states, the united kingdom and canada. i want to thank all of you, especially my friends governo
appropriately. fees for appraisers, compensation for appraisers, has us a been set by the market. it's supply and demand equation quite frankly. appraisers, indeed, deserve a reasonable customary knee to fe paid for the services they provide. the notion that amcs are somehow driving down fees for appraisers i think is really mistaken. we don't -- we don't set fees for appraisers. we -- we work for lenders. we're the agents of the lender. we're doing the risk assessment pieces of what lenders have traditionally done. we provide, as i indicated in our testimony, services for lenders and for appraisers. one of the things that i've been told, in all the years i was with the appraisal institute, that one of the largest costs for appraisers was marketing. that, in addition to the risk, you know insurance and warranties and those types of things are real costs for appraisers, say, doing retail assignments. much, if not all of that, has been offloaded to the amcs and so there is a sharing of that compensation. that risk and those duties are no longer done by that traditional appraiser. and the conseq
go on and stand up and let us hear from you from your perspective. >> thanks. i'm from palestine. to give me this chance to be this evening in front of you. 22 years ago i was -- it was a month after my marriage and the second time in my life i had been at a peaceful action. i was waiting to see what would happen to me. when my back began to hurt, soldiers took me in handcuffs to a hospital. the doctors there told the soldier to remove the cuffs in the hospital. i was no more or less than a patient he needed to heal. when the doctor examined me, he found that i was pregnant. thanks to him, he asked them to release me immediately. and i go down next day. the doctor is the kind of person i have met often in the conflict. israeli and palestinians connecting -- sorry. the kind of person i have met often in the conflict, israeli and palestinians, connecting with one another as human beings. living next to one another in peace, two peoples, two states. of course, in conflict, not every conflict is easy. but i remember the day i finally newspaper without no doubts that the only way forw
provisions. as the third ranking position in the u.s. department of transportation and court of the post the same rank as the d.o.t. deputy secretary. created the post with the stated term of five years. the five-year term position was removed and the executive rank of the administrator was reduced. i suggest that at least the five year term stipulation be reinstituted because it will help make management of the agency more predictable and permit the organization to focus more in tentatively on mission execution. since tsa was created years ago, there have been six administrators and the same number of deputy administrators and the most current appointee who just assumed his post. with changes at the top juiusuae a reorganization of responsibility. such buy in remains critical to the homeland security mission success, the five year term provision mirrors that for the faa administrator for many of the same reasons. second credibility, by taking steps to reduce passenger experiences at the check sthcch. the path to achieving this is the empowerment of the workforce supervisors to diffuse t
intact before we commit to make those investments. >> who is granting that permit? >> u.s. government. >> the u.s. government. so it's on our current territorial waters? >> yes. it's within the 200-mile exclusive economic zone. >> thank you very much. mr. timmons, you made a statement, and i wrote part of it down so i apologize again if this is wrong. this is an important issue for me. i'm talking about the deep seabed. you talk about international bodies that have permission to issue permits? did i misunderstand you? >> i think so. >> so currently if somebody was going to the deep seabed to try to mine rare earth minerals, there is no current authority other than what authority -- >> under isa, the convention. >> mr. donohue, the last time i brought this up the chairman and i got into a 15-minute discussion, and i blew up the whole meeting. this veto thing is an issue of which there is a lot of conversation. the chairman in his response back to you talked about the council. i'm not talking about environmental right now. i'm just talking about the council. the veto is when you object
. it don't make any sense that all of this is riding upon us being signatory to this treaty. >> i feel it will be much more effective having a seat at the table and have that discussion. i think it makes us less effective. >> a company doesn't have the ability to try to make claims itself? it has to have a country representing them in the process? is that the way it works? >> we would certainly be active with our legal folks and our operations on the ground. >> but -- but -- but to answer the question clearly, you have the ability to make claims directly, do you not? you don't have to come and ask permission of the united states government to do so? >> certainly. we would use existing -- >> so to say -- so to say that -- that our country has to be signatory to these treatise -- to this treaty when basically every one of these companies operates on a global basis and has other outlets through which to make claims is not a true statement, is it not? >> well, obviously we've operated for years without the treaty, but our point is today merely we would be more effective if we had it. >> an
, the president likes to say we're 4% of population, we consume 20% of the energy. the u.s. economy is 20% of the global economy and we use roughly 20% of the energy. that's about right. population is a demographic, not an economic input. and the fact of the matter is the whole narrative of the u.s. in the world, its role in the world, and our, as i say, the sort of selfish energy glutton, that's going to change as well. i mean, i think this is -- i do think this is on a scale of the berlin wall coming down, but i would also point out there's a book written after that came down called "the end of history" which was completely wrong. and i think that -- >> maybe it was just ahead of its time. >> way ahead. the fact of the matter is a lot of thought, in a lot of places around the world, tremendous decline rates. the notion there won't be tightness in oil markets globally, i think there will be tightness in markets. i think that certain technologies, renewable technolo technologies, they may not work here because gas prices are so low. they might work in a lot of other places. i think -- it
's a real challenge for us. i don't want to minimize it. roughly 40% of the people who are in the country unlawfully originally came on a visa. but the short answer to your question is they fall on the second prioritization. the question would be have they been here a relatively recent period of time or a long period of time? do they have other equities that mean they should be a lower priority for removal? for example, do they have united states citizen children? are they married to a united states citizen? those are the very real world decisions that we have to make when using the resources that congress gives us. we have about 34,000 detention beds on any given day by statute. there are more people than we can put in those. >> real quickly, do you have access to the entry level data if someone came in on a visa? i was reading some of the sharing of information of fingerprint data and you all have access to the illegal entry data? >> we do. as the chairman noted, right after 9/11, congressman dated information sharing and that's not only do we use it for purposes of these overstays, it'
, as well, the march on milwaukee civil history rights project. what can you tell us about that? >> so, the march on milwaukee several history rights project is a digital archive, it's an online archive of sources relating to mostly the struggle for open housing and school desegregation in 1960s milwaukee. it includes oral histories, but it also includes text documents, photographs and video footage, news footage from a local tv station at the time. >> what do you find the biggest challenge is? because your document, both of you are relatively recent history. we're talking in the case of the civil rights into the '60s -- '50s and '60s in the case of the japanese heritage project, the 1940s or so. what are the biggest challenges in terms of finding original source material? >> well, we had at my university, university of wisconsin, milwaukee, we had a lot of the documents already in our physical archives. so the challenge was to make them more accessible and to give them a kind of a context so that students in milwaukee in particular but beyond could learn more about their city and its
significant impact on this country, and left us a large legacy. i can just sort of recite some of the things that he did. but even that wouldn't even touch in any way the fullness and the breadth of his impact on late 19th century america. again, most of us know he served five terms in congress. he served in the south carolina senate. he served in the south carolina house. and, of course, he was the collector of customs for the port of buford. but beyond those things, he provides us with sort of an understanding and a way of reinterpreting reconstruction, a way of reinterpreting the civil rights movement. now -- so he sort of brings together those two fields. you heard dr. powers allude to his being sort of the precursor to the second reconstruction because of what he did in the 19th century. well, let me start this way by talking about reconstruction and robert smalls' a role in it. you'll see how these two things come together in terms of how he has influenced american historiography. in 1909, w.e.b. dubois spoke before the american historical association in new york city. he did a present
of the south carolina legislature, he pushes for a naval station at port royal. when he becomes a u.s. congressman, he puts petitions before the u.s. congress for the establishment of a naval station at port royal. and in the 1880s, the united states navy will establish on parris island the port royal naval station. this naval station is eventually moved to charleston, but it becomes now the home of the marine corps recruit depot where i work. and just to put a quick plug in for our museum, please come down and visit us, and also come and visit penn center out on the sea islands as well where you can follow more of the story of robert smalls. >> i would say that one of the things that robert smalls didn't complete was indeed, even though for a short period he did have this power base, this political power base, he wasn't able to maintain it. again, not through any fault of his own, but because of the forces of the democratic party and the ku klux klan and the democratic rifle clubs. and he essentially was trying to do what other american ethnic groups had done in this country in terms
to the fire to also say they're not going to go forward with the medicaid expansion unless people like us get energized and we hold their feet to the fire and say you are not going to leave 2 million texas residents out in the cold. you are not going to do this to us. okay, that's our responsibility. we have to make it a political winner to implement this change and provide health care to literally millions of americans. that, i think, is a big fight that we have to start planning for and taking on right now. the last thing that i want to say -- [ applause ] thank you. some of my friends in the room know my favorite dr. seuss story is "the lorax." i do have a 40-year-old daughter and i took her to the movie, and i was blown away. it's amazing. everybody should see it. it's revolutionary. but -- it really is, truly is, read the book if you don't have time for the movie action anyway, so i want to actually close with my favorite lines from "the lorax" because i think it is a call to action. "and all that the lorax left here in this mess was a small pile of rocks was one word, unless. whatever t
a fight with your banker. it puts the united states in a position where we don't want to be. it puts us in a position that we cannot challenge what the chinese are doing. the chinese have a cybercommand dedicated to stealing military secrets from the united states. they hacked into lockheed martin. i'm sure if you represent major companies you have been hack today. what the chinese have done with that is they are able to steal with the click of a mouse something that cost us years and hundreds of billions of dollars to develop. estimates are that the chinese have stolen and had access to 1 to $2 trillion of our critical infrastructure and intellectual property and military develop. lockheed can spend years and billions to develop a new stealth bomber. the chinese click the mouse and before you know it, they've got exactly -- they look exactly like the model they rolled out by the chinese rolled it out in advance of ours and more cheaply but it looks like ours. we are not in a position to challenge a lot of that. because you don't pick a fight with your banker. now where are we four year
people were standing in the streets saying obama, obama, where are you, you have forsaken us, given up on us, and president obama did. he turned his back on the reform movement in iran because at that point he thought he was going to negotiate with the iranian regime and convince them and charm them out of their nuclear plans. so that's where we are in the arab spring movement. the second thing that we are today, i think this is the greatest threat to american security in the immediate sense is iran's nuclear weapons program. iran has tried to do two things. they want a nuclear weapons, they want to be a nuclear weapons state, they are working fast and furiously towards possession of nuclear weapons, and at the same time, they want to expand to the entire region. they want to be the most powerful country in the persian gulf region in the middle east writ large. why? because that is the check point of world's oil. 40% of the world's exported oil goes through the strait of hormuz. that's past the iranian border. if iran controls the strait of hormuz and controls the persian gulf region,
% of the total u.s. international traffic. so i -- for that as a predicate, i'd ask you based upon that dependence we have i guess is the best word, what can you tell us about the importance of this -- of this treaty as -- just as it relates to that 95% dependency that we have on that transmission? >> well, we invest a great deal, senator, and making these cables as redundant as we can. we use the term mesh networks and if you think about it as a fence, can you cut certain pieces of it, but there are other pieces of the network that are redundant and therefore so are in some ways the government, i guess. to make sure that our customers can rely on that service. that helps us when we have things like storms or earthquakes that sever the cable, but if the country takes some sort of a unilateral action such as we have seen and doesn't frankly support some of the repair operations that we had in vietnam, and i refer to that in my testimony where it took many months to get those cables repaired, that really can impact global commerce, and so the framework that we will have in place with
? okay. so smalls -- smalls, then, gives us an understanding then of how the civil rights movement that is in the goals of the movement extended back past 1954. now we historians, we argue a back and forth over this issue of when did the civil rights movement begin. and of course those of us who believe that the civil rights movement is a long movement. i had one colleague say to me that the civil rights movement started when the first slave got off the boat. but then most people, though, will say it started in 1954 with the brown decision and the montgomery bus boycott. well, the long civil rights movement, though, actually does go back to people like robert smalls who indeed were trying to pass and propose legislation that would give african-americans equal opportunity to work, equal opportunity and public accommodations as you have heard. equal access to the ballot, and basically, dignity. and smalls' own life sort of sets the tone for that in that he was a fighter. he challenged discrimination every opportunity and every chance that he got. now some of you, as you heard helen s
in the neighborhood and you ask a bunch of questions, well, that doesn't seem to justify us going in and that person winds up killing somebody, or robbing or raping somebody, we'll be the first ones to blame you. so you're in an untenable situation. and when it comes to the war on terror, mr. clegg, i couldn't agree with you more. the reality of the fact is, i wish we had done more to major hassan, not less. there's some websites out there that i'm glad we're monitoring. there's some groups within america that are saying some pretty radical things. and i hope we follow the leaders of these groups to find out what they're up to because homegrown terrorism is on the rise. how do you fight it without fighting a religion? how do you fight homegrown terrorism without fighting people who are local to america people who are loyal to america who belong to a particular faith? i don't know. but i know this. if the law enforcement community in this country fails to find out about the major hasans, we're the first one to be on your case. why didn't you follow this website? he said these things in these meetings
! >> president obama reminds us of another great president who also captured our hearts and minds over 50 years ago. inspiring hope that better days were ahead. just like president kennedy convinced my grandmother, a young immigrant from poland, that her sons would get the shot at the american dream through hard work and education, president obama makes me believe that if we continue to invest in our future, that dream will still be alive for my son. [ applause ] thank you. i'm here because i share that belief, and it gives me great pleasure to introduce someone else who shares that vision. she's an author, an attorney, a mother, and above all, she's someone who inspires us. please join me in giving a warm welcome to caroline kennedy. [ applause ] >> thank you so much. hi, everybody. how are you? good. thanks for coming out. i'm so really honored and moved to be here in nashua where my father began his campaign for the presidency. i've always wanted to come here. [ applause ] and i can't thank -- does that sound funny? yes? no. okay. >> you sound great. >> thank you. thank you. anyway, i can't
of all, as you can see, we are sitting all of us with our traditional dressing. i am wearing my traditional retirement general suit. [ laughter ] the second assumption that i would like to share with you is, because we don't have enough time, we're going to speak about the differences between women and men and it's a generalization of the issue. you cannot get into details. you cannot base now on researches. so take it in proportion, and i would say that there are differences, from my personal experience. i have been the commissioner of the israeli prison service by the year 2000 up to the end of 2003, which, if you know, it was the time of the second intefadeh, and all of a sudden, within less than three years, the number of what we call security inmates has been risen from less than 700 to almost 4,000, so there was a need to find human resources to deal with such a huge number of new inmates within a short while. i leave it here as is and i will get back to the point by the end of what i have to tell you. or i want to tell you. speaking about abilities and qualifications and
this can re-scramble the u.s. economy, you know, in this positive way, or, perhaps, in not so positive of a way? are we going to become a new -- an energy state? going to become trapped in the resource curse? >> well, in many ways this question of energy independence, wherever it takes you, wants to get there, we already are a net exporter of coal. we don't really import a lot of electricity. eia forecasts that we'll be a net export of natural gas by 2020, and we had a very thorough discussion of the potential on the oil side. as the only federal employee on this panel -- >> see, i didn't ask you whether you thought president obama would benefit from this. >> i would say that the role of the federal government has not been, i don't think has been as negative as some have characterized it. natural gas and oil and hydraulic fracturing, a lot of the 3-d seismic technology used in this got its start in federal labs. the independents that were responsible for the breakthroughs in natural gas fracturing were helped tremendously by a federal subsidy on natural gas production. it was a dollar
to think that the consumer gets what they are paying for and if the lender wants to use the services of an appraisal management to broker the service, the claim that they are operating as an agent for the lender. don't make them pay for it. the lender is the one getting the benefit. make them pay for that benefit. >> i'm getting old, but i have been in real estate for over 40 years and i have tremendous respect for appraisers. especially when i made the applications and they relied on the inhouse appraiser to give a fair market appraisal. they were lending me the money. they went out and did what i considered a fair market appraisal. they did a good job. when we bought or sold, we would praise the individual house and based it on the block away and a mile down the road and understood the area. what we did was overturned the apple cart to such a degree that nobody figured out even though we directed them how to put it back the way it was. government doesn't change rapidly. for some reason they did, but coming back the other way, it's not done a good job. it's where the lenders are no
please those of you who have been with us 2010-2011 know that just because the program is out doesn't mean that we stop trying to add special guests so this becomes the best conference you will attend all year. we had a special guest for you this evening. and as president obama visited colorado yesterday, we urged him to extend his stay and come to the western conservative summit and give an accounting of himself before aury jury of his peers. we received word that he had a previous engagement. i believe he is home organizing his sock drawer. we have the honorable matt meade. to get us underway, we ask god's blessing and we honor our country and it's colors. may i please bring up paul eldrige and colorado state university graduate and currently with organization you need to know more about called revealingpolitics.com. please stand for the invocation and remain standing as caleb leads us in the pledge to our colors. >> good morning, let's pray together. dear lord we gather under a literal and figurative cloud. the literal cloud is to the fires that burn to the south and to the north
rate of young men of color, or we could do something different. we chose to use problem solving, we chose to strengthen our relationships. we chose not to engage in racial profiling. we started a parole re-entry program, the first in california, in which we actually were contracted by the department of corrections to provide re-entry services. police officers now were part of treatments. we provide cognitive life squils, we provide drug awareness and treatment programs, and together we were able to reduce the recidivism rate from over 60% to under 20%. after five years, the murder rate in 2011 was 47% lower than it was in 2005. our incarceration rates have dropped and i'm very confident in saying we have better police and community relations. i think for me and my community, we recognize that racial profiling, that the focus on people of color, especially young men, are more likely to occur when law enforcement uses race to start guessing. i am here to reinforce that is a very ineffective policing practice. it is slopping, it is counting on guesswork. i think the notion that we as a
to note that it is poor law enforcement. law enforcement is a finite resource. using law enforcement resources profiling as opposed to relying on our facts based on behavior suggesting a crime is a waste of that law enforcement resource. it leaves us less safe and more at risk when we don't target based on conduct and behavior suggestive of a crime but based on other considerations informed by prejudice. my comments today will focus on religious profiling of american muslims. up to 6 million americans know what it's like to be looked upon with suspicion in the post-9/11 america. perhaps even before. although muslim americans work hard and play by the rules and a small number don't. many even live the american dream and send their kids to college and earn a living just like everyone else. yet, many know all too well what it means to be pulled off of an airplane, pulled out of line, denied service, called names, or even physically attacked. like other americans, muslim-americans want law enforcement to uphold public safety. and not be viewed as a threat, but as an ally. when fbi for ex
the work you do on behalf of us. but could each of you just speak generally, let me give you one example. because two weeks ago i was watching c-span. these words are not synonymous. your peers will talk about southern history. and if you get up and publicly project that you're an expert, you're an authority about a subject and all you can speak about is the successionists, that's because you are ignorant and not you personally, but your peers didn't do their work on alternative viewpoints. and as you go across south carolina, you see a dearth of information about the native americans and we as african-americans we are not invisible people. >> brother, can you form your question? reframe your question. >> just some feedback on the importance of history, that we need to know our history. >> you want to take a stab? >> yes, yes, yes. thank you. very much for your observations. i think one way to link what we're talking about here tonight to the gentleman's question is this time period in american history that we have focused on through the life of robert smalls, the period of slavery, the
this. this is an idea colson will tell us later this is the kind of idea he did not implement. it wasn't a good idea at all. in august of 1972 as it appears that jeb mcgruder and mitchell are not going to be indicted, the white house is relieved but they are still concerned that the five burglars would start talking. there was great concern they would start talking. the president talks with halderman and talk about the fact they are being paid. we put on the wall the president's quote from the discussion of august 1, 1972. ney took a risk and they have to be paid. the president has an idea. he would like to pardon them. the question is how do you pardon these political operatives without huge political damage? one is you wait until after the 72 election in november of that year. the other thing in the president's mind is that you balance a pardon for the burglars with a pardon for people who would be considered on the left. a number of veterans of -- vietnam veterans against the war were arrested in california -- were arrested in gainesville, florida, that summer. and so the president
meade. to get us underway, we ask god's blessing and we honor our country and it's colors. may i please bring up paul eldrige and colorado state university graduate and currently with organization you need to know more about called revealingpolitics.com. please stand for the invocation and remain standing as caleb leads us in the pledge to our colors. >> good morning, let's pray together. dear lord we gather under a literal and figurative cloud. the literal cloud is to the fires that burn to the south and to the north. we ask for your protection for the firefighters to put out these blazes, give them strength and safety. we ask for your comfort and peace for those families who have lost their homes and dreams. may they feel your presence in the midst of your loss. and the figurative cloud that hangs over the court decision that hangs over us today. we are shocked and surprised at the never end scope and reach of the federal government and we know, lord that your plan is for men to live free. but where is the hope? i meet so many who tell me that they feel demoralized by the decay around
an event al attack by u.s. army forces. they will be defeated. the army will evacuate but the navy will keep up a presence throughout the war. in the meantime, besides the military, actions that are going on, there is going to be this sort of start of reconstruction. i'm not going to go into a great deal of this. but part of this will be taking smalls to the north. to help raise public knowledge. slaves could be part of this military force. smalls is the perfect example of this. dupont was weary of this. he said if you are going to do this, you might as well turn robert over to bartam and let him put him on display. the frepnch wanted a moral impression. at the same time dupont could not spare him. he also thanks to dupont, smalls and the male members of the vessel coming out will receive prize money. prize money is something that would be taken to a prize court. then the value of the ship, smalls and the other dupont bro the secretary of the navy suggested that the others make the prize money available to them. he eventually purchased the home of his former master. another key pla
half the money we're no longer spending for the war and let's use it to put people back to work, rebuilding our roads, rebuilding our runways, our ports and wireless networks and i know we have trades here in the house. these guys are ready to work. they're ready to put a hard hat on. they're ready to rebuild america. that's what we need to be doing all across iowa, all across this country. we can't go back. we've got to move forward. [ applause ] >> and i am running to make sure that we can afford to pay down our debt and our deficits in a way that is responsible after a decade of irresponsible decisions. we need to reduce it, but in a balanced, responsible way. i will -- i will cut spending that we can't afford and we're going help our vets. we're doing it. we've actually increased veterans' funding since i've been president higher than any time in 30 years. the -- the -- but, you know, in order to bring down our debt and our deficits in a responsible way, it means cutting out things we can't afford and not every government program works and we can streamline government and i'
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